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Myer yesterday, Myer today

Our local editor on West Virginia’s spike in coronavirus cases

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From today’s column, “Backsliding Into a Wave Of Death in West Virginia,” by local editor Mike Myer:

It appears some have decided the coronavirus scare is a plot to erode their personal liberties. If so, it’s a heckuva well-done one. The last time I looked, COVID-19 had killed more than 191,000 Americans.

The sky . . .

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September 12, 2020

Reading the weekend Wheeling News-Register

More Ogden contributions to Capito’s and McKinley’s reelection campaign, another evidence-free column by the editor, and guess who is the target of the paper’s political cartoon

A 1400 word article (1/3 of which are direct quotes) toward Senator Capito’s re-election campaign

Ogden Newspaper political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, has written another article in Ogden's continuing efforts to re-elect West Virginia's incumbent Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito. (See here for my discussion of the . . .

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July 20, 2020

Whitmer again

Our local editor renews his attacks on “that woman from Michigan”*

I’ve noted a couple of times this year our local papers’ dislike of strong Democratic women. In March, as the coronavirus spread exponentially, our local Ogden papers singled out Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, for special criticism. Since then, we’ve had two Mike Myer columns and at least six editorial cartoons with the governor as . . .

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July 04, 2020

Here we go again!

More posturing from our local editor – this time on racism

Remembering Ogden’s Bransfield coverage

2019’s biggest local news story was the corruption and sexual scandals surrounding the former bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, Michael Bransfield. Despite being located in the same city as Bransfield, the Wheeling papers did no investigating of the bishop – that was left to an . . .

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June 06, 2020

Reading the new and improved Sunday News-Register's "Region" section

On Saturday, no less!

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Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .

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May 30, 2020

Some reactions and updates to Ogden’s coronavirus coverage

Easy for you to say, Mike

Saturday’s Mike Myer column continued the local Ogden papers’ push to end the coronavirus closures. “Shutdowns Cost Lives, Too” describes what Myer considers the gloomy state of affairs that will result from the “nanny-state’s” shutting of the economy: businesses permanently closed, high unemployment, . . .

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May 18, 2020

More Ogden lies about Michigan’s Governor Whitmer

This one has scary implications

Three weeks ago, our local Ogden “newspaper” editor, claimed that Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer had significantly restricted the civil liberties of her constituents. Of course, if you checked out his claims, none were true. (See here.) Today, there is more of the same in the Wheeling News-Register editorial cartoon:

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Let’s . . .

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May 11, 2020

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